Monday, January 3, 2011

Nesting in the New Year!

First off I would like to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year! I am very excited for all that 2011 has to offer, especially the birth of our little sweet pea!

Although I am just on the brink of 13 weeks I am in FULL NESTING MODE!!! I don't know if it's because I finally beat the morning sickness blues (knock on wood) or because I never really decorated once we moved in; but I am a women on a mission! Operation MAKE THIS HOUSE INTO A HOME commences NOW!!! I'm thinking it's mostly that, as a SAHM' i'm here 24/7 and I get sick of looking at bare walls with no decor... either way, I have been plugging away.

Painting. Painting. Painting. Painting. Painting. I have paint in my hair. It looks like grey streaks. AWESOME!

Bargain hunting for curtains & curtain rods (thanks mom for the G.C.'s for Christmas!!)

Bargaining with my husband to build valances. Hang new curtains. Level. Drill. Edge. (you don't want to know what I had to bargain for! LOL j/k! Peanut butter cookies is all. haha)

I'm seriously obsessed. I've waited so long to do so much that I need it done NOW NOW NOW! Can you say IMPATIENT??

My biggest obsession as of late has been burlap. My close friends can attest, i've been emailing/texting ideas/pics etc.. i'm sure they are annoyed! I love it's natural look & feel. Brings a shabby/vintage vibe to my little farm house. I've ordered a few pieces off of ( if you have never been on you must go there NOW! GO!)

Although I plan to make some of my own burlap accents I have purchased a few to get my decor ideas in motion. Here are a few...

I ordered this pillow with a "J". I can't decide if it will go on my couch or my bed... we'll see once it arrives!

I ordered this banner in "blessed". I may also order (or make) it with Sweet peas name, once determined :)

This is my shower curtain. LOVE! I was going to make just a plain burlap one but found this and couldn't pass it up! I ordered it extra long to cover up my hideous blue tile that we aren't able to replace just yet!

I just found this coordinates pillow! What a great idea! I was thinking about having one made in the coordinates of the beach we were married at in Mexico. Or our home address... I may end up buying them as gifts too! What a great idea!!

I will soon be posting my before & after pics so stay tuned!! =)


  1. Our styles and tastes are so similar, it's almost scary! He, he!

  2. I love before and after pics!!

    My fave thing so far has to be the shower curtain.



Photos by Ann Elrod -

The Jackson Family, December 2008